James digital minister as Hancock steps up
Margot James is the government’s new digital minister, as incumbent Matt Hancock steps up to become secretary of state in the same department, as a result of the ministerial reshuffle by Theresa May. Julian Blake reports. (more…)
Skills core to digital strategy
Government, business and non-profits will come together to create 4m digital training opportunities, as the government puts skills at the centre of its new post-Brexit digital strategy, culture secretary Karen Bradley said today. (more…)
Boost for tech innovation and 5G
The government will spend an extra £2bn a year on research and development by 2020 “to make Britain the go-to place for innovators and investors” and invest in 5G networks and driverless cars, chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed in his autumn statement today. Julian Blake reports.